VILLAGE OF MONTSAON VILLAGE OF MONTSAON

Description :

Oral tradition has it that Julius Caesar, who was camping on a hill to the west of Montsaon (where graves have been discovered), was wounded here and that, as his blood poured out, he declaimed "This is the mountain of my blood" (hence the name Montsaon, or "mon sang", meaning "my blood"). Flowing down from the hill occupied by Caesar are numerous springs in which seven basins were created to wash the ore that once abounded on the plain. The church dedicate to St. Didier was rebuilt in the 19th century after suffering fire damage. It has an 18th-century High Altar. The village has won 4 flowers in the national competition for flower-decked towns and villages.

Contact details :

  • Mairie
  • 52000 SEMOUTIERS MONTSAON
  • Tel. : 03.25.31.04.44